Archive for May, 2006
The New York Post‘s Brian Costello did a jailhouse interview with Dwight Gooden. You can read about it in today’s edition. Among other things Costello relates that Gooden feels like he’s hit rock bottom and hopes that the experience of being in jail will get him back on track. I hope so too, Doc.
Xavier Nady had an emergency appendectomy today and has been placed on the DL. He will be replaced on the roster by Lastings Milledge. I expect that Milledge will be the regular right fielder while Nady is out and be returned to triple-A afterward. Unless, of course, he knocks the skin off the ball in [...]
“That’s one good thing about baseball. Whether you’re good or bad, you’ve got the next day to do the same thing over again.” – Jerry Manuel, Mets first base coach
I’m just catching up with this mornings headlines and I see that Phillies rookie phenom Cole Hamels will skip his scheduled start against the Mets tonight. Former Yankee Jon Lieber will make the start in his place. I’m a little mixed with my feelings on this issue. On the one hand Hamels has struck out [...]
Cuban Alay Soler makes his major league debut for the Mets tonight. Soler defected and signed with the Mets 2 years ago but due to the immigration process didn’t pitch for the Mets until spring training this year. He’s made only a handful of starts in the minors and is making the jump from AA [...]
I’ve been busy with my real job a bit lately so I haven’t had much chance to write here. I plan on getting back into it with this series against Philadelphia starting tonight so I’ll see y’all back here very soon.
What’s wrong with the Mets offense? They’re not having much trouble getting on base as their .271 AVG., .337 OBP and .458 SLG with none on (ranked 8th, 9th and 6th respectively). Though these numbers aren’t great they are in the top third of the league which should be goog enough to get things going. [...]
When Albert Pujols hit his 18th homer of the season yeaterday he became the second fastest to hit that mark. (The fastest guy did it in 1923.) This got me thinking about Barry Bonds.
Yesterday the Mets announced that the starting rotation for the Milwaukee series this weekend will be Jeremi Gonzalez, Jose Lima and Pedro Martinez. One has to wonder if that affected Aaron Heilman‘s performance last night.
“We have to go in there and bring our ‘A’ game. This was a big series. This was a hyped-up series. I think it is good that we have an off day so we can get mentally prepared for Philly. They have played great baseball. We have to continue to go in there and continue [...]